As the train sped away to Minnesota,
Her message was loud and clear:
I left, too sick to say goodbye.
The 20th day of July,
in 1870 she died,
at 37 years.
Lost letters, and diaries, her story they tell,
They say, ‘Lizzie’s body, lies here’.
Photo by Dave Dreimiller
Lizzie Atwood was best friends with Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. (“Her worries, Crete took away, Lizzie loved her, until she died”). Lizzie married Arthur Pratt, and had two daughters named Mabel and Cornelia. Her mother and father were Elizabeth Yeatman Garrett, and Edwin Atwood, of Garrettsville, Ohio.